What a reason to be excited! In 1987, Congress declared March to be Women’s History Month, and there’s so much history to learn about. While March is about to end, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep teaching about the amazing contributions women have made to the world.
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Punny title aside, Hi everyone! My name is Isaac Salant, but everyone calls me Izzy. I’m going to be volunteering at WGBY for the semester, helping out in the education department. I wanted to introduce myself to everyone so here goes.
How can we teach students effective digital literacy skills to empower them to be critical consumers of media and authentic storytellers? Beginning February 28 at 7PM ET, you can join PBS Education for a free, three-part PBS “Live Learning” experience created by teachers, for teachers: Part 1 | Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media; Part 2 | Helping Students Create Authentic Stories; Part 3 | Amplifying Student Voices Across the Community.
PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each
Mini-sized videos — such as this one for George Washington from PBS LearningMedia’s 60-Second Presidents — provide an engaging way to focus attention on any of our country’s leaders. In this collection, you’ll also find activities such as Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day. Ladybugs are unlikely to conjure images of love as do doves, swans and puppy dogs. Many may think of ladybugs as harmless creatures that walk along window sills and occasionally take wing. But this video from KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios shows them gathering after long winter flights to hibernate and find mates in a ritual that is sure to fascinate students.
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Regardless of the grade you may teach, please take a few minutes to watch this joyful Sesame Street Season 50 Anthem that launches a year-long celebration.
Sesame Street is now the longest-running children’s show in American television history. As a recent press release explains, “Set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, Sesame Street was created to answer a simple question: could television be used to Continue reading
In observation of Black History Month and as part of our commitment to celebrate diversity all year long, PBS and WGBY offer documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience.
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Lesson plans, videos, discussion questions, and digitized primary sources at PBS LearningMedia help teachers inspire students’ curiosity and strengthen their personal connections to black history and culture.
Featured resources reveal the lives of leaders, thinkers, and innovators such as
The PBS Teacher Bootcamp is a collaborative, online 5-day learning experience designed for K-3 teachers to spend 20-minutes daily, refining reading teaching strategies and gaining new ones through the practice and study of Shared Reading.
You can complete the free, 100% online bootcamp at your own pace, and at the end you’ll receive a certificate of completion for 2.5 professional credit hours.
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The homeless — we may notice them on sidewalks or at traffic lights. Sometimes they’re holding signs, sometimes they’re rummaging through trash or pushing carriages packed with bags. How much do we really know about this population to which virtually none of us would want to belong?
A two-part series about homelessness in our region that recently aired on WGBY’s nightly program, Connecting Point, explores Continue reading